Picasso's Women - Theatre in art galleries
Picasso's Women - Theatre in art galleries
This Kickstarter seeks to raise support for a production that will give you a deep insight into the life of Picasso and his paintings.
This Kickstarter seeks to raise support for a production that will give you a deep insight into the life of Picasso and his paintings. Read more
Picasso's Women is a unique look at the great painter’s early life through the voices of his wives, mistresses and muses. These three honest and humorous monologues were originally produced at the National Theatre and on BBC Radio 3. The unique stories of French model Fernande, Russian ballerina Olga and 17-year-old mistress Marie-Thérèse give an insight into life with Picasso and the influence the women had on his art. Set in a contemporary art space this modern setting points a spotlight on these women through the lens of 21st-century values.
Our team have worked very hard to secure permission, venues, actresses and have recruited some incredible talent to help us on our journey. We are off to Edinburgh for this year's infamous Fringe Festival and return to London just before the Frieze Art Fair 2018.
We now need your help to stage this project! Literally -you can even sponsor our gaffer tape!
This Kickstarter seeks to raise support for all the technical aspects of the production including set, sound, lighting and touring. Picasso’s Women will be travelling to The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh and Gallery Different in London and hopes to extend the tour to European locations in 2019.
Support us and you could benefit from some wonderful rewards including one of 12 beautifully framed 'After Picasso' Artworks, overseen by Picasso himself in 1962, signed memorabilia, tickets to see the event in Edinburgh or London and afternoon tea for two at The National Portrait Gallery or The Tower Restaurant, National Museum of Scotland.
We invite you to join a group of wonderful supporters or #ArtsAngels, Arts Council England and our patrons:
Toyah Willcox, English singer and actress. In a career spanning more than thirty years, Willcox has had 8 Top 40 singles, released over 20 albums, written two books, appeared in over forty stage plays and ten feature films, and voiced and presented numerous television show. Toyah appeared in the original Picasso’s Women production at the National Theatre back in 2000.
Guy Portelli, who is an internationally recognised Sculptor and who is also known for featuring on Dragon’s Den and securing The Dragon’s backing.
Professor Elizabeth Cowling, is currently Reader in History of Art at Edinburgh University. Her book Picasso: Style and Meaning won the 2003 British Academy Book Award - she curated the Picasso Portraits Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and Musee Picasso in 2016/17.
And finally, Fine Art Dealer and Picasso Specialist Niall Fairhead has supported this project since his expressed interst via Instagram. For our rewards scheme Niall has donated some beautiful 'After Picasso Linocuts' - see a photo below:
Sponsor our set!We need you to help us get the set made, lighting and sound equipment... here's a few examples:
Fresnel LED Lamps
LED Light Bars
Risks and challenges
The main risk that Picasso’s Women faces like many art projects is the not securing enough funding to see the project through to its maximum effect. We have set a goal to raise a target fund of £10,000 to enable ourselves a secure platform whereby quality and delivery is guaranteed.
Our dedicated team of fundraisers, marketers and creators are the key to our success. We have collaborated with The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, and have also received funding from the Arts Council England, which demonstrates the integrity and potential of our project. The project has attracted attention and support from NESTA The Innovation Foundation and has been featured in the Arts Industry Magazine.
Logistical risks must be considered - easily transporting set, accommodating actors and production team and marketing successfully.
Picasso’s Women will be travelling around the UK, we need to ensure organisation and planning is on top form to ensure no delays, complications or time constraints occur, which may be detrimental to cost. A simple and well executed technical design will make this achievable. Our Kickstarter campaign aims to provide for this specifically.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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